Science Journal of Clinical Medicine

Volume 8, Issue 3, May 2019

  • Correlating Urinary Tract Infection with Patients’ Presenting Symptoms and Bacterial Isolation from Urine in Uyo, Nigeria

    Onwuezobe Ifeanyi Abraham, Ubong Etang Ekerenam, Ekuma Agantem Emmanuel

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 3, May 2019
    Pages: 21-27
    Received: 14 June 2019
    Accepted: 17 July 2019
    Published: 30 July 2019
    Abstract: Background: In clinical practice, diagnosis of urinary tract infection (UTI) ideally involves the presence of symptoms and a positive urine culture results. However, due to lack of laboratory facility and where present, delays in getting laboratory result encountered by attending out-patient Physicians, diagnosis are made from presenting symptoms i... Show More
  • Empathy Reduces the Recurrence Rate of Venipuncture-induced Syncope

    Liu Donglan, Zhang Guojuan, Deng Jinmei

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 3, May 2019
    Pages: 28-32
    Received: 10 June 2019
    Accepted: 19 July 2019
    Published: 5 August 2019
    Abstract: Objective: To demonstrate the effect of empathy on reducing the recurrence rate of venipuncture-induced syncope among patients with a history of fainting. Methods: A total of 300 patients with a history of fainting at the sight of blood or a needle who visited our outpatient department for blood draws during December 2013 and December 2018 particip... Show More